Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community such as financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families.
The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Local Grants Programme and applicants are expected to have experience and a track record of working with the Armed Forces Community, as well as a good understanding of the issues facing them.
The application must be from either:
- A registered charity
- A local authority
- Community Interest Company
- Armed forces unit with a UIN.
Applicants will need to work with Local Covenant Partnerships (LCPs). These are formed of the public, charitable, voluntary and business sectors and representatives from the armed forces for each area of England, Scotland and Wales. Local authorities often have an ‘Armed Forces Champion’ or someone in a similar role who should be the applicant’s first point of contact.
The final closing date for applications is 2nd December 2019 although applicants are encouraged to apply earlier.